Wrapping things up
February 06, 2009
I finished quilting both of the auction quilts yesterday. Actually, the second quilt pieced was the first one quilted and that has been sitting around waiting for a binding for a couple weeks. Yesterday, I finished quilting the other one, so now it, too, waits for a binding. Guess what I am doing today? Yes, indeed-y, you are right.
Blair and I are completely overjoyed and overwhelmed at the incredible response to the Kids ATC swap. I knew it would strike a cord with lots of you, but I think we completely underestimated your enthusiasm! As of right now, there are over 560 kids signed up and there are still over 200 emails that haven't been opened. You have until 12:00 noon EST (New York City time) today to sign up. You need to email you child's name, address and age to email@example.com to be signed up. We plan on making the groups this weekend and hope to let you know on Monday. Please be patient with us if it is Tuesday or Wednesday - we have a lot of work to do.
Hope you enjoy a relaxing and productive weekend. You'll find me on the couch, under a quilt, stitching away. See you here next week.
We are so excited about the ATC's. They are being made for everyone the kids can think of. Bears, dolls, relatives, kids in the exchange.
As for waiting an extra day or two......I can barley manage to renew library books -online- on time. Luckily the God of library fines is benevolent enough to give a three day grace period. So even at the library a deadline is merely a goal.
Posted by: Kirsten Ingebretsen | February 06, 2009 at 08:23 AM
Delay as needed. Completely understandable. We just appreciate you both doing this and the opportunity for our wee un's to participate.
Posted by: Kim D. | February 06, 2009 at 08:35 AM
That sounds like a really fabulous day. I'm itching for a sewing day. The quilt looks amazing!
We're so looking forward to the swap. The kids are working on those and valentines this weekend.
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | February 06, 2009 at 08:49 AM
The quilt looks great!
The swap sounds like so much fun. I hope you guys do it again so my little one can participate when he's older! ;)
Posted by: katie | February 06, 2009 at 08:54 AM
Binding is my favorite part!
Posted by: rachel | buttons magee | February 06, 2009 at 09:25 AM
enjoy your weekend!
Posted by: lucy | February 06, 2009 at 09:35 AM
Your quilt looks so pretty. Lucky parent who ends up with that one!
And thanks for organizing the swap. Great idea.
Posted by: Pam | February 06, 2009 at 09:54 AM
A lot of work ahead, but what a beautiful quilt to enjoy looking at as you go. Someone is going to be very lucky indeed.
Thanks for the swap reminder - such an exciting project for February.
Posted by: Elizabeth | February 06, 2009 at 10:06 AM
OH. MY. GOODNESS>
Amazing. and wonderful Thank you. my 4 girls are chomping at the bit for our supplies to get here!
Posted by: Cynthia | February 06, 2009 at 10:10 AM
We are super excited about the swap! Thank you for organizing the event.
Posted by: Stephanie from Texas | February 06, 2009 at 11:08 AM
wow, that's alot of participants!
good luck with all of that binding!
Posted by: Tracy | February 06, 2009 at 12:07 PM
i have signed up. is there some confirmation we get to know we did get to your email o.k.
i will be so bummed if there was a mistake when i sent the email.
Posted by: barbara brown | February 06, 2009 at 12:08 PM
love the way you ended up quilting these. perfect.
Posted by: katie | February 06, 2009 at 12:54 PM
That's a whole lotta kids signed up. I don't remember if I included our address when signing up my daughter. Should I send another email?
Posted by: anna | February 06, 2009 at 02:21 PM
Cute quilt! The speaker at our guild last night was a lady who has written two books on quilting with kids and had amazing auction quilt ideas.
Good luck with the swap. WOW!
Posted by: anina | February 06, 2009 at 02:30 PM
you are a worker bee.
have a fabulous weekend!
Posted by: leslie | February 06, 2009 at 02:40 PM
Holy moly! That is so dang cute!
Posted by: caroline | February 06, 2009 at 02:51 PM
Erin, its beautiful! It looks happy. Makes me want to make a kid's quilt.
But after this swap business ; )
Posted by: Account Deleted | February 06, 2009 at 03:49 PM
i was going to ask how the auction quilts were going. they look GREAT! enjoy your binding!!!
Posted by: amandajean | February 06, 2009 at 08:44 PM
The quilt looks lovely, and the ATC sounds like great fun - wish I had a child, they'd be signed up in no time. Enjoy your binding this weekend, but try to get out a little on Saturday when it's supposed to be warm and sunny. What a wonderful change of pace from the snow, ice, and frigid (for us) temps from the past couple of weeks.
Posted by: erica | February 06, 2009 at 09:00 PM
Love that quilt...love all of your quilts.
Posted by: Eren | February 06, 2009 at 10:05 PM
The quilt is AMAZING!
560?!!! That is amazing too. Take your time, I can't imagine how it all gets sorted. Thanks so much for organizing this. We are looking forward to it :-)
Have a great weekend.
Posted by: SpiderWomanKnits | February 08, 2009 at 08:56 AM
oh no! i'm too late for this! oh... i'll send an email anyway, and keep my fingers crossed... :)
Posted by: therese | February 08, 2009 at 02:24 PM
560 kids! Wow, that's a lot of little hands. I must have missed the post about the drawings on the quilt. They're cute! Did you kids make them?
Posted by: Gina | February 08, 2009 at 05:33 PM
Your amazing girl!
Posted by: KeanaLee | February 08, 2009 at 09:29 PM
I just happened across your blog and was wondering if you could answer a quick question for me...I'm going to get a sewing machine and was hoping you could recommend a certain brand or specific machine. Thanks so much and I can't wait to try some of your patterns!
Posted by: kelley | February 09, 2009 at 12:01 AM
Such a cute quilt! I just pieced a quilt top over the weekend myself.
Posted by: Katie K | February 09, 2009 at 11:36 AM
Thank you for all the hard work you and Blair have put into the atc swap. My 5.5 year-old is very excited to participate-- and I am excited for her!
Posted by: hayley | February 09, 2009 at 04:27 PM